San Francisco, CA
StoryCorps is partnering with the Contemporary Jewish Museum to record, preserve, and share the stories of communities in San Francisco.
Location & Hours
Thursdays: 1:00 – 7:00 PM*
Sundays: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM*
For September 2013, you can also make an appointment to record on Saturdays.
*Schedule times and dates may vary and are subject to change, including some major holidays.
Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission Street | between 3rd & 4th streets
*The StoryBooth is located in the Sala Webb Education Center.
Public Transportation & Parking
- The Contemporary Jewish Museum is accessible via BART and MUNI Metro lines, J, K, L, M, N, and T, which stop at the Powell and Montgomery Street stations on Market Street.
- MUNI Bus Lines 5, 6, 7, 9, 16, 21, 31, 38, and 71 stop on Market Street between Fifth Street and New Montgomery. The 14 and 14L stop on Mission Street at Third Street.
- Golden Gate Transit lines 70, 73, and 80 stop at Mission and Third streets.
- SamTrans Buses depart from Transbay Terminal at First and Mission streets.
- The Jessie Square Garage is located beneath the Contemporary Jewish Museum, at 223 Stevenson (off of Third Street), and is handicapped accessible.
- Fifth & Mission Yerba Buena Garage 833 Mission Street (between Fourth & Fifth streets)
The Museum and the StoryBooth are fully accessible. Wheelchairs (as available) may be borrowed. Please visit the Admission Desk.
Reservations open on the 1st Monday of each month at 10 AM local time. We expect a high volume of calls and reservations online. To assure you have an opportunity to make a reservation, we encourage you to call 800-850-4406 or make a reservation online as soon as they become available.
Go to our reservation system by clicking on the Reserve Now button above. If there are no appointments available, you can add your name to the wait list. We will contact you by phone if an appointment becomes available. New appointments are also available at the beginning of each month.
StoryCorps is a free public service, but we do ask for donations to help cover our costs and keep StoryCorps accessible to all. We suggest $25, but you can contribute as much or as little as you wish. Donations are processed at the StoryBooth after your interview. Please bring your form of payment with you if you’d like to donate.
Groups and organizations can partner with StoryCorps in Chicago. Find out how to join our outreach efforts in the communities you serve.
StoryCorps is a public service intended to serve as many people as possible. We understand cancellations are necessary sometimes. We ask that you cancel your appointment in a timely way in order to ensure StoryCorps can continue to operate in so many cities and offer these highly coveted times to someone on our waiting list.
Cancellation and Credit Card Policy. When you book an appointment, you will be asked for your credit card information. If you cancel your appointment within 48 hours, you will be charged a $50 cancellation fee. This credit card will not be used to process any donations after your interview. If you do not have a credit card, you can still sign-up for an interview by calling 800-850-4406.
Special support for StoryCorps in San Francisco
The Contemporary Jewish Museum’s presentation of StoryCorps is generously supported by the Gruber Family Foundation and Kenneth and Anna Zankel.